The Texas Transportation commission recently approved what will soon be the fastest speed limit in the country. In November, a 41 mile toll road stretching from Austin almost to San Antonio will open with the nation’s fastest speed limit of 85 miles an hour.
Many are questioning the reasonings and the risks behind this decision. A spokesman for the “Institute for Highway Safety” said, “The research is clear that when speed limits go up, fatalities go up.” So, the ultimate question is: Is it worth it? Is the risk worth the benefit?
This is one of life’s ultimate questions…In 1 Corinthians, the Apostle Paul wrote, “Everything is permissible–but not everything is beneficial.”(1 Cor. 10:23) In other words, he said there are some activities we can do, but the cost is just too high. As you can imagine, Paul was not talking about speed limits. He was talking about those choices we make in our everyday lives that cost us too much/ Those choices that cost us our Integrity, our Families, or our Friendships. The risk is simply not worth the outcome.
As you make your journey today, think about the choices you make; they may be legal but they may not be worth it.
Have a blessed day!
John Mark Caton, Ph.D